The following mailing lists have been (belatedly, Feb 2010) introduced for TOPCAT, STILTS and STIL:
You can subscribe to either or both of these lists by
following the relevant link above,
and then using the "
subscribe" link on the left of the page.
Alternatively, you can send a message with the
subscribe topcat-user" or
subscribe topcat-announce" to
It is possible to send messages to
being subscribed to it. There are two drawbacks: first the message
will only appear on the list when I see it, rather than automatically
and immediately (so if I'm away there may be a delay). Second, you
may have to check the
to see responses.
I will monitor the
topcat-user list, and in most cases
I would expect to post a reply to queries on the same day,
unless another list user beats me to it.
One reason for introducing this list is so that
users can benefit from each others' experiences,
and so that responses I make to queries can be seen by other readers
(either at the time or in the list archive)
who may be experiencing similar issues or thinking along similar lines.
Another is so that I can gather opinions about future directions for
the software from the user community.
I am still happy to respond to personal emails related to the software if you're more comfortable with that for any reason, but if the discussion might be illuminating to other users, consider mailing to the list rather than to me directly.